This question, about reproducing a type of bass sound the asker found in a song, has some upvotes and some close votes.

Achieve samplepad/keyboard synth sound with a bass guitar for playing live?

The close reason is, questions about identifying a particular instrument are off-topic.

Should it be closed?

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I don't think the question should be closed. The question does ask how to create a sound the asker found in a song, but I think this is less the asker trying to identify an instrument and more that the asker wants to understand a particular technique (using pedals to make a bass sound like a synth) and is using a particular song as an example. Since the song is an example, the close vote reason doesn't quite apply.

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    Totally agree. It's about a technique to produce a sound. It's not apparent that it's useless to future users. Trigger happiness strikes again. Oct 16, 2014 at 15:53
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    The question doesn't seem to have much to do with 'identifying an instrument' at all. :-/
    – Chris
    Oct 16, 2014 at 18:18
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    I think it's a little bit towards the edge, but still on topic and in scope here.
    – Doktor Mayhem Mod
    Oct 17, 2014 at 9:00

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